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Cabinet Ministers and their details as on 18.07.2007

Posted by redthil On 1/08/2008 09:48:00 PM


Preparing for Jan 26 celebrations..................
Here're few facts about the current Cabinet Ministers... I dont think everyone know all the faces... not even their names.. so, for your reference, here i have provided Name, Photo, their position in the Ministry, Their state, Political Party and their Educational Background...

Dr. Manmohan Singh


Position in Ministry:
Prime Minister and also in-charge of the Ministries/ Departments not specifically allocated to the charge of any Minister viz.:
(i) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions;
(ii) Ministry of Planning;
(iii) Department of Atomic Energy; and
(iv) Department of Space;
(v) Ministry of Coal. and
(vi) Ministry of Environment and Forests.
From State
Assam
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
M.A. (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh, First Class with first position in the University, Economics Tripos (First Class Honours), University of Cambridge, U.K., D.Phil, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, U.K.

Shri Pranab Mukherjee


Position in Ministry:
Minister of External Affairs.
From State
Jangipur (West Bengal )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
M.A. (History), M.A. (Political Science), LL.B., D. Litt. (Honoris Causa), Educated at Vidyasagar College, Suri, Calcutta University (West Bengal)


Shri Arjun Singh


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Human Resource Development.
From State
Madhya Pradesh
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.A., LL.B. Educated at Allahabad University and Agra University


Shri Sharad Pawar



Position in Ministry:
Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
From State
Baramati (Maharashtra )
Political Party
Nationalist Congress Party
Educational Qualification
B.Com.

Shri Lalu Prasad


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Railways.
From State
Chapra (Bihar )
Political Party
Rashtriya Janata Dal
Educational Qualification
B.A., LL.B. Educated at Patna University, Patna (Bihar)

Shri A.K. Antony



Position in Ministry:
Minister of Defence
From State
Kerala
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.A., B.L. Educated at University of Kerala

Shri Shivraj V. Patil



Position in Ministry:
Minister of Home Affairs.
From State
Maharashtra
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M. Educated at Osmania University, Hyderabad and Bombay University, Mumbai

Shri A.R. Antulay



Position in Ministry:
Minister of Minority Affairs.
From State
Kulaba (Maharashtra )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.A. (Hons.), Barrister-At -Law, Educated at Bombay University and Lincolin`s Inn, London

Shri Sushilkumar Shinde



Position in Ministry:
Minister of Power
From State
Maharashtra
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.A. (Hons.), LL.B. Educated at Sangameshwar and Dayanand College, Solapur, Shivaji University, Kolhapur (Maharashtra) and New Law College, Mumbai University

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan



Position in Ministry:
Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Minister of Steel.
From State
Hajipur (SC) (Bihar )
Political Party
Lok Jan Shakti Party
Educational Qualification
M.A., B.L., Educated at Kosi College, Khagaria and Patna University, Patna (Bihar)

Shri S. Jaipal Reddy



Position in Ministry:
Minister of Urban Development.
From State
Miryalguda (Andhra Pradesh )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
M.A. (English), Bachelor of Journalism, Educated at Osmania University, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)

Shri Sis Ram Ola



Position in Ministry:
Minister of Mines.
From State
Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
Matriculate

Shri P. Chidambaram



Position in Ministry:
Minister of Finance.
From State
Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.Sc., B.L., M.B.A., Educated at Madras University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts (U.S.A.)

Shri Mahavir Prasad


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
From State
Bansgaon-SC (Uttar Pradesh )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
M.A. (Geography), B.Ed. and LL.B., Educated at Gorakhpur University and Lucknow University (Uttar Pradesh)

Shri P.R. Kyndiah


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Tribal Affairs.
From State
Shillong (Meghalaya )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
Graduate, Educated at Gauhati University, Guwahati (Assam)

Shri T.R. Baalu


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.
From State
Chennai South (Tamil Nadu )
Political Party
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Educational Qualification
B.Sc., L.C.E., Educated at New College, Madras University, Chennai and Central Polytechnic, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Shri Shankersinh Vaghela


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Textiles.
From State
Kapadvanj (Gujarat )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
M.A. (Economics), Educated at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

Shri Vayalar Ravi


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs.
From State
Kerala
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.A., M.A., B.L. Educated at S.D. College, Alappuzha, Maharajas College, Ernakulam and Law College, Ernakulam

Shri Kamal Nath


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Commerce & Industry.
From State
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.Com., Educated at St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta (West Bengal)

Shri H.R. Bhardwaj


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Law & Justice.
From State
Haryana
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
M.A., LL.B., Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) Educated at G.B.C.High School, Rohtak, B.M.College, Shimla, Agra University and Panjab University, Chandigarh

Shri Sontosh Mohan Dev


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.
From State
Silchar (Assam )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B. Com., D.B.A., M.B.A, Educated at Gurucharan College, Silchar (Assam) and Welsh College of Advanced Technology and Commerce, Cardiff (U.K.)

Prof. Saif-ud-din Soz


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Water Resources.
From State
Jammu & Kashmir
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
M.A. (Economics) Educated at Jammu and Kashmir University, Srinagar

Shri Raghuvansh Prasad Singh


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Rural Development.
From State
Vaishali (Bihar )
Political Party
Rashtriya Janata Dal
Educational Qualification
M.Sc., Ph.D. (Maths), Educated at Rajendra College, L.S. College and Bihar University, Muzaffarpur (Bihar)

Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Information & Broadcasting.
From State
Raiganj (West Bengal )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
M.A., LL.B., Educated at Raiganj College, Distt. Uttar Dinajpur (West Bengal) and Calcutta University, Calcutta (West Bengal)

Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Panchayati Raj, Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region. .
From State
Mayiladuturai (Tamil Nadu )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Economics), Educated at the Doon School, Dehradun, St. Stephen`s College, University of Delhi (Delhi) and Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (U.K.)

Smt. Meira Kumar


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment.
From State
Sasaram (SC) (Bihar )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
M.A., LL.B, Advanced Diploma in Spanish, Educated at Indraprastha College and Miranda House, University of Delhi (Delhi)

Shri Murli Deora


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
From State
Maharashtra
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.A.

Smt. Ambika Soni


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Tourism and Minister of Culture.
From State
Punjab
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
B.A.(Hons.), Diplome Superiore en Langue Francaise, Post-Graduate Diploma in Spanish Art and Literature Educated at Indraprastha College, Delhi University, Alliance Francaise, Bangkok and University of Havana, Cuba

Shri A. Raja


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
From State
Perambalur (SC) (Tamil Nadu )
Political Party
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Educational Qualification
B.Sc., B.L., M.L., Educated at Government Arts College, Musiri, Distt. Trichy; Government Law College, Madurai and Government Law College, Trichy (Tamil Nadu)

Dr. Anbumani Ramdoss


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Health & Family Welfare.
From State
Tamil Nadu
Political Party
Pattali Makkal Katchi
Educational Qualification
M.B.B.S. Educated at Madras Medical College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Shri Kapil Sibal


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Science & Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences.
From State
Chandni Chowk (Delhi )
Political Party
Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification
M.A. (History), LL. M., Educated at St. Stephen`s College, University of Delhi, Delhi and Harward Law School, USA

Shri Prem Chand Gupta


Position in Ministry:
Minister of Corporate Affairs.
From State
Bihar
Political Party
Rashtriya Janata Dal
Educational Qualification
Graduate (Economics) Educated at Vaish College, Bhiwani, D.N.College, Hissar and Faculty of Law, Delhi University

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Happy BirthDay Lewis....

Posted by redthil On 1/07/2008 11:45:00 PM

About Lewis:

Name: Lewis Carl Hamilton
DOB: 7th January 1985
Age: 22
Nationality: British
Home town: Tewin Wood, Hertfordshire, England
Place of Birth: Stevenage, UK
Marital Status: Single
Height: 1.74m
Weight: 67kg

Favourite Music: Hip-hop, R&B, Reggae and Funky House

Favourite Artists: The Roots, De La Soul, 2Pac, Biggie, Nas, Bob Marley, Sizzla, Sean Paul, Freddie McGregor, UB40, Chaka Demus & Piliers, Beenie Man, Sanchez, Warrior King

Hobbies: Music, playing guitar, books, gym, cycling, squash, tennis, karting, partying with friends, chilling with family and friends, cinema, watching DVDs

Career:
2007 - F1 with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - age 22

Leader - 4 wins, 12 podiums, 6 Pole positions
2006 - GP2 Series - age 21

Champion (ART Grand Prix) - 5 wins
2005 - Formula 3 Euro Series - age 20

Champion - 15 wins, 10 fastest laps, 13 Pole positions (champion before final 4 races)
Winner - F3 Marlboro Masters, Zandvoort - Pole position and lap record
Winner - Monaco F3 Grand Prix - 2 Pole positions, 2 race wins, 1 fastest lap
Winner - Pau F3 Grand Prix, France - 2 Pole positions, 2 race wins, 2 fastest laps

2004 - Formula 3 Euro Series - age 19

5th in Championship - 1 win, two 3rds
Winner Bahrain F3 Superprix
Winner race 1 Macau Grand Prix

2003 - Formula Renault UK - age 18

Champion - 10 wins, 9 fastest laps, 11 Pole positions (Champion before final two rounds)
2002 - Formula Renault UK - age 17

3rd Formula Renault UK Championship - 3 wins, 3 fastest laps, 3 Poles
2001 - Formula Renault - age 16

3rd Formula Renault UK Championship - 3 wins, 3 fastest laps, 3 Poles
2001 - Formula Renault - age 16

5th - Formula Renault Winter Series
2000 - Karting - Formula A - age 15

1st - World No. 1
1st - European Champion - Winner of all four rounds
1st - World Cup Champion - Japan
1st - Winner of Elf Masters, Paris Bercy, France
Silverstone British Racing Drivers Club "Rising Star" Member
Winner at the Second round of the Italian Open

1999 - Karting - Junior ICA and JICA - age 14

2nd - Vice European Champion - JICA
1st - Trophy de Pomposa winner - JICA
4th - Italian Open Championship - JICA
1st - Italian "Industrials" Champion - ICA

1998 - Karting - Junior ICA - age 13

2nd - McLaren Mercedes Champion of the Future
4th - Italian Open Championship

1997 - Karting - Junior Yamaha - age 12

1st - McLaren-Mercedes Champion of the Future
1st - British Champion

1996 - Karting - Cadet - age 11

1st - McLaren-Mercedes Champion of the Future
1st - Sky TV Kart Masters Champion
1st - Five Nations Champion

1995 - Karting - Cadet - age 10


1st - British Champion
1st - STP Champion


Biography:

Lewis' career started in 1993 when he was 8 years old and by the age of 10 Lewis had won his first British Kart championship. A further four British Kart championships followed in 1996 and 1997. At the age of 13, Lewis his talent was spotted and subsequently signed to the McLaren and Mercedes-Benz Young Driver Support Programme by McLaren Group Chairman and CEO Ron Dennis. The programme, established by McLaren Group Chairman and CEO Ron Dennis and Vice President Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Norbert Haug, provided Lewis with a long-term contract guaranteeing financial and technical support to help with his future motorsport career and included a future option for the entry into Formula 1.

Lewis remains the only teenager ever to be signed by a Formula 1 team at such an early age.

Throughout 1998 to 2000 and with financial backing secured by McLaren, Lewis won European and World Karting titles and was crowned Karting World No. 1 in 2000 at the age of 15. Seven years later, Lewis remains the youngest ever World Karting No. 1.

Following a successful Karting career, Lewis graduated to single-seater racing in 2002 in the Formula Renault single seater category and finished 3rd in his first full season of car racing. A second season of Formula Renault followed in 2003 with Lewis dominating the series and setting a championship record with 10 wins, 9 fastest laps and 11 pole positions and winning the championship two rounds before the final race.

In 2004, Lewis raced in the highly competitive Formula 3 Euroseries championship on the same event card as the Germany DTM touring car championship. Racing for Manor Motorsport, a rookie team in Europe and Lewis in his first year of Formula 3, Lewis finished 5th having taken a win at the Norisring plus four further podiums.

In 2005, Lewis won the Formula 3 Euroseries championship racing for the dominant ASM team. In 2006, he joined ART Grand Prix team in the GP2 Series as a replacement for the previous year's champion Nico Rosberg. His performance in the GP2 Series was impressive. At the European GP2 event he won both races, becoming only the second driver (after Nico Rosberg) to do so in the series history and won at Monaco from pole. At Silverstone Lewis went one better and scored his second double race win becoming the only driver in GP2 history to do so. Lewis was the 2006 GP2 champion and is currently preparing for his second year as a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver.

Courtesy : www.lewishamilton.com

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2008 McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 launch, Stuttgart, Germany

Posted by redthil On 1/07/2008 11:32:00 PM

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As McLaren unveiled their 2008 machine, the MP4-23, on Monday, the team also revealed some of key features of the car’s development and the technology behind it…

The first design meeting for the MP4-23 took place back in November 2006 with early layout work starting in March 2007.

Wind tunnel work commenced in late May 2007.

Since then the MP4-23 has spent over 3000 hours being developed in the wind tunnel.

The first MP4-23 chassis was ready for bonding in mid November 2007.

Lewis Hamilton, Pedro de la Rosa and Gary Paffett had their provisional seat fittings for the MP4-23 back in September 2007. Heikki Kovalainen was fitted for his seat shortly after being announced as a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver.

The car build process for chassis 1 began in early December 2007 and was finished in early January 2008.

Throughout the development process 150 different engineers have been involved in the whole project in all disciplines.

14000 engineering man hours have so far been put into the MP4-23 development project.

A similar number applies to the manufacturing man hours involved to produce the MP4-23 in time for its track debut on the 9th January 2008.

The MP4-23 is an evolution of the MP4-22 and as such there is no significant visual difference currently, however between now and the first race in Australia there are planned upgrades on most of the aerodynamic surfaces, wings, bodywork, bargeboards and additional bodywork components.

Alongside the development of the 2008 challenger, concept work has been started for the 2009 car since November 2007, with the KERS project (energy storage) beginning a year ago.

McLaren MP4-23 technical specification - engine:
Type Mercedes-Benz FO 108V
Capacity 2.4 litre
No. of cylinders 8
Max. rpm 19,000 (FIA regulatory limit since 2007)
Bank angle 90 degrees
Piston bore maximum 98 mm (FIA regulation)
Bore spacing 106.5 mm
Number of valves 32
Fuel Mobil 1 Unleaded (5.75% bio fuel)
Lubricants Mobil 1, newly developed 2008 formula for lower friction and better wear resistance
Engine 95kg (minimum FIA regulation weight)

Transmission:
Gearbox Speeds Seven forward and one reverse
Semi-auto Yes
Driveshafts McLaren
Clutch Hand-operated

Chassis:

McLaren moulded carbon fibre/aluminium honeycomb composite incorporating front and side impact structures. Contains integral safety fuel cell
Front Suspension
Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement
Rear Suspension
Inboard torsion bar/damper system operated by pushrod and bell crank with a double wishbone arrangement
Suspension Dampers
Koni
Electronics
McLaren Electronic Systems control units incorporating electronics for chassis, engine and data acquisition. McLaren Electronic Systems also supplies the electronic dash board, alternator voltage control, sensors, data analysis and telemetry systems

Bodywork Construction:
One-piece engine cover; separate sidepod covers; separate floor section, structural nose with integral front wing.
Tyres Bridgestone Potenza
Radios Kenwood
Race Wheels Enkei
Batteries GS Yuasa Corporation
Steering McLaren power-assisted
Instruments McLaren Electronic Systems

Courtesy : www.formula1.com

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